The national press are having the proverbial field day with Newcastle United at the moment because of our poor results and poor form,
When Newcastle are struggling the press come in and essentially try to make things worse because bad news is really good news for them.
Really bad news is even better and if Newcastle are on the brink of complete collapse – well – that’s like manna from heaven.
Florian Thauvin after signed on at Newcastle this summer
One story in the last couple of days was that we have some bad eggs in the camp and that that is making things even worse at the club because it’s affecting other players and the team spirit.
-Steve McClaren today has said that’s completely untrue.
Another report we’ll try to shoot down is the notion that Barcelona are interested in our new signing Florian Thauvin and that we could lose him in January.
That story first came up after Florian played really well for us against Northampton Town, and the Frenchman’s name was said to be on a long list of signings Barcelona could possible make in January.
At that time his name was mentioned but he was not said to be a priority for the powerhouse Spanish club.
The January transfer window is important for Barca because the FIFA embargo on signings will be lifted in 2016 and they will be able to sign new players again.
But the story keeps getting regenerated because if we were to lose Florian in January and he’s played well for us before then – that would be another blow to Newcastle.
That’s another way of putting the boot in.
Mike Ashley may have done a lot wrong in eight years at the club.
Let’s rephrase that.
Mike Ashley has done a lot wrong at the club over the last eight years but he seems determined to get Newcastle back to being in the top half of the table and not have to go through what we went through with John Carver earlier this year.
There is no way Newcastle will let Florin Thauvin go in January – no way at all.
It’s simply a pipe dream created by the national press.
We hope Florian starts tonight and has another excellent game like he had in the last round against Northampton Town when we won 4-1.